Book review: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas (5 stars)

“It’s still a mess.”

“I think we all are.”

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Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

Authors: Sarah J. Maas

Format: ebook (library book)

Genre: New Adult , Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 5 stars

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

– End Game by Taylor Swift (Cover by Rajiv Dhall)

With more control over her powers, Feyre is back at the Spring Court to gather information on Tamlin and the King trying to rule the world.

Feyre is brave, daring, manipulative, strong, everything she needs to be to protect her family from the incoming war. Am I the only one who thought that Azriel was a little cinnamon bun? But he can hold his own weight too.

I think Sarah J. Maas’s writing style is more of a entire act 1 to 3 and she sees the bigger picture before divulging into writing the story, I mean, that what I see from her writing style.

I teared up when Rhys and Feyre were reunited. (Let’s just say this book made me cry,  A LOT) EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE deserves a Rhys to their inner Feyre. I cried during the Suriel scene, Rhys’s speech, when more allies came in and someone’s death in the end.

Nephelle’s story was heartwarming in a way.

Okay, throughout the entire book, I wanted to punch Tamlin and Beron so much, even the High Lord of the Night Court cannot hold me back😂

This book tore my heart out, stepped on it, burnt it and left me crying, only to piece me back together again. Kind of how Feyre felt when she died and the 7 High Lords turned her into a High Fae.

I LOVED the world building and now that I’ve finished the series, I want to crawl into a corner and cry. It’s these types of awesome books that strengthen my inner author voice inside that tells me not to give up my dreams.

(I was so inspired by the series that I tried drawing Feyre, inspired by this book’s cover)

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Book review: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas (5 stars)

“For him, I had done this – for him, I’d gladly wrecked myself and my immortal soul.”

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Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Authors: Sarah J. Maas

Format: ebook (library book)

Genre: New Adult , Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 5 stars

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

 – Medicine by Kelly Clarkson (Cover by Tanner Patrick)

After turning into a high fae upon Amarantha’s death, Feyre is living with the guilt of what she did to save Tamlin. Feyre has also not forgotten her bargain with the High Lord of the Night Court, Rhysand.

(A little spoiler from the previous book, not really a spoiler actually) But I couldn’t get over that at the last part of the previous book that Rhys stumbled when he saw Feyre when she turned high fae. I questioned whether she was his mate. (Remember that I’ve read the entire series already while I’m writing this review so I know what happens, but for the rest who don’t know, read the book to find out😂)

I love that Feyre is always contemplating to throw something at Rhys. But they make my heart melt😍 The romantic angst between them is killing me too.

Tamlin and Feyre’s relationship is really toxic and mentally abusive for Feyre. He always holds her back somehow. In comparision, Rhys always gives her a choice.

The book is dramatic and deep, the world building was as good as the first book. There was definitely a lot more action and things happening in this 2nd book (Thanks to Myrth for telling me this!)

The starfall scene was my favourite. (I take that back) I loved the scene when Rhys tells Feyre EVERYTHING, I was pretty sure I was crying along with them.

I LOVED Feyre’s character arc. ACOMAF had higher stakes, more drama and more sacrifices than the first book!

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Anime Review: Net-Juu no Suzume (3 stars)

Anime Review: Net-Juu no Suzume (3 stars)

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Genre: Comedy, Josei, Game, Romance

Number of episodes: 11 (Completed, now renewed for Season 2 yet)

Rating: 3/5 stars

Synopsis (Taken from Kissanime):

Moriko Morioka is a 30-year-old single NEET woman. After dropping out from reality, she has taken off in search for a fulfilling life and ended up in a net game or “netoge.” In the netoge world, she began her new life as a refreshing and handsome character named Hayashi. While starting out as a beginner, a pretty character named Lily reached out to help her. Meanwhile, in the real world, awaits a shocking encounter with a good-looking elite company employee, a mysterious blue-eyed blonde.

(Review)

Moriko is a 30 year old NEET who plays a game as a guy, Hayashi. She meets a nice girl in the game named Lily who helps her. Moriko meets Yuta after she gets elbowed in the face.

I LOVE the theme song! Comedy was good. This anime is lighthearted and cute.

I love that the anime infused gaming and it’s really cute how similar it is to a game!  I love that it low-key talks about how difficult it is to fit in and work a 9-5 job.

Moriko and Yuta LOOK SO CUTE TOGETHER! These two are so cutely awkward together.

Haha, it’s pretty confusing, but you can see the similarities between the avatars and their masters. I can like totally relate to this anime lol. I like the story development, the characters were realistic and relatable.

The ending was pretty sudden though, but Moriko going into the MMO world was interesting and pretty funny. It was cute and awkward but it didn’t move me or was memorable.

Have you watched this anime before? Let me know some of your favourite anime in the comments down below!

 

Book review: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas (4.5 stars)

“You were always too good for here, Feyre. Too good for us, too good for everyone.”

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Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

Authors: Sarah J. Maas

Format: Paperback (library book)

Genre: New Adult , Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 4.5 stars

[Synopsis] (Taken from goodreads) 

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only and may contain coarse language)

– The middle by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey (I felt that this song was really suitable somehow)

Feyre hunts in the woods to provide for her family, when she kills a wolf which was apparently a faerie, she is dragged to the Spring Court to pay the consequences. When the meets Tamlin, her captor, she is enthralled and hate turns to love. She must break his curse or lose him forever.

The last time I read this book was about 2 years ago and I DNFed it, the 2nd time I decided to pick it up, I was determined to finish it since I wanted to get into the hype as well. GUESS WHAT? I FINISHED THE ENTIRE SERIES!

I think one reason I DNFed it in the past was that I heard that it was a Beauty and the Beast retelling and my mind was so fixated on that and I didn’t like the pacing of the book. But this time round I really made it through.

I LOVE Feyre, she is brave, gutsy, not afraid to speak her mind and most importantly, kind. I felt really bad for Lucien and I didn’t feel that Tamlin was that bad (I take this back, read the 3rd book’s review to see what I have to say about him).

The moment when Rhysand appeared (I heard a lot about the characters before I started this series again, so…) I immediately knew. Something in my just clicked and I knew it was him 😂.

The spark between Feyre and Tamlin didn’t click with me (while I’m writing this review I already finished the series so I know).

The 1st half of the book’s pacing was pretty slow, the action really begins in the 2nd half and in the 2nd book onwards. This book has similarities to Beauty and The Beast, but don’t let that stick and just focus on the story at hand!

I really liked the adventure, action and world building of this book. When I finished the book, I was so eager to read the next one! I’m not a fan of faerie stories, but this book took my breath away! I was really glad to have given it a second chance and thankful to those who promised me that it would get better. As someone who doesn’t give books a 2nd chance much, definitely give this one a go! (Thank you to Sara Baysinger for telling me to hold on and promising that it would be better!)

I think I was delaying to write the review because I still wanted to hang on to this world. Even after days I’ve read this book, I can still picture Velaris in my mind😂 (Did anyone purchase the colouring book? Cause I really feel like buying it)

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Blog tour + Book review: Your destination is on the left by Lauren Spieller (4 stars)

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(I received a free eARC from the Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review)

“Going after what you want in life doesn’t make you selfish. It makes you brave.”

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Your destination is on the left by Lauren Spieller

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Format: eARC

About the author:

7538841.jpg Lauren Spieller is a literary agent who lives in New York with her husband. When she isn’t writing, she can be found drinking lattes, pining for every dog she sees, or visiting her native California. YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter @laurenspieller.

 

 

 

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)

Dessa is a nomad and lives with her family who constantly move around, along with her best friend and crush, Cyrus. She wants to go to art school and have a chance at a new life. But when an unexpected internship opportunity presents itself, Dessa is forced to make a difficult choice, to stay and risk losing the boy she loves or to continue to follow the life of her family.

I hated that Dessa’s parents didn’t try to talk to her about the financial problem and I really symphatized with Dessa about wanting to go to college. I LOVED the message behind this book, that college isn’t everything and you can still chase your dreams, even if you take a path that is less taken.

I personally resonated strongly with this book and it tugged at my heartstrings. I felt that Dessa’s character arc was pretty good and the ending was bittersweet. I really enjoyed the nice story progression.

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